José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs Sunday in the Phillies' 3-1 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Making perhaps his final MLB appearance, the 37-year-old started in right field and turned in just his second multi-hit performance of September. Perhaps more surprising was Bautista's activity on the bases, as he had tallied only two stolen bases on the season entering Sunday's contest. Bautista hasn't indicated whether he intends to play in 2019, but he would likely have to settle for a minor-league deal this winter if he elects to keep his career going.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista was traded by the Mets to the Phillies on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The return for Bautista has yet to be announced, but it's likely a small one. The 39-year-old is hitting just .196/.339/.364 this season with the Braves and Mets and doesn't provide much value in the field or on the bases. He could get the occasional start at third base or corner outfield but is likely to be primarily a bench bat in Philadelphia, draining most of what little fantasy value he had left.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista was claimed on revocable waivers by the Phillies on Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets now have until Tuesday to work out a deal with their division rivals for the veteran slugger, or decide whether to keep him or simply let him go join a pennant chase. Bautista has a .196/.339/.364 slash line with 11 homers through 95 games between the Braves and Mets this season, and he would be little more than a bench bat for Philadelphia.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, a double, seven RBI and three runs scored in the 24-4 win over the Phillies in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista, and the entire Mets offense, had an absolute monster day at the dish. He brought his average back over the Mendoza line, now sitting at .204 in 240 at-bats. Oddly enough, Bautista didn't even start this game. Brandon Nimmo (finger) left the game after being hit by a pitch in the third inning before being replaced by the veteran slugger.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista will receive a little breather after starting the past five games, during which he's gone 3-for-18 with three RBI and three runs scored. Austin Jackson will roam center field during Game 1, but look for Bautista to return to the starting lineup in the nightcap.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over New York.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista launched his ninth home run of the season in the fourth inning, handing his team a 4-2 lead. Despite plating two key runs in Monday's tilt, Bautista has gone just 3-for-37 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 10 games. He's batting .195 with 22 extra-base hits and 32 RBI through 80 matchups in 2018.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista is out of the lineup versus the Marlins on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista will retreat to the bench for a breather after starting 14 of the past 16 games. Austin Jackson will draw a start in the outfield in his place.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista will not start Monday against the Reds, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The recent return of Todd Frazier (ribs) has removed one possible spot for Bautista in the starting lineup. Austin Jackson has started seven of the last eight games in center field, forcing Brandon Nimmo over to right, Bautista's other usual spot.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Bautista is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista's time with the Mets has proven less than ideal, batting a paltry .203 over 62 games. His eye at the plate has resulted in a .308 on-base percentage and he's hit six home runs over that span, but the veteran, mired in a 0-for-16 slump over the last five games, will cede right field to Brandon Nimmo on Saturday, while Austin Jackson will slot into center field.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH FA
4 months ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger is now hitting .188 (12-for-64) in July with three homers and 11 RBI in 19 games. With Yoenis Cespedes (heel) apparently done for the year, Bautista should continue to see regular playing time for the Mets, but he's unlikely to be anything more than a low-BA source of occasional power at this stage of his career.